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MICR Council

Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD
Chairperson

Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD

(2021-2022)

Director, Health Disparities Research; Associate Dean, Mayo Medical School; Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Jacksonville, Florida

John D. Carpten, PhD
Past Chairperson

John D. Carpten, PhD

(2021-2022)

Professor and Chair, Department of Translational Genomics
Royce and Mary Trotter Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, Department of Urology
Co-Director, Institute for Translational Genomics
Director, USC Molecular Genomics Core
Co-Leader, NCCC Translational and Clinical Sciences Program
PI-CaRE2 Health Equity Center, University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Clayton C. Yates, PhD
Chairperson-elect

Clayton C. Yates, PhD

(2021-2022)

Director Center for Biomedical Research
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)

Chief Executive Officer
American Association for Cancer Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD

Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD

(2019-2022)

John T. Grayhack Professor of Urological Research
Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Urology and Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois 

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, MPH, PhD

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, MPH, PhD

(2021-2024)

Associate Dean for Community Initiatives,
Keck School of Medicine (KSOM)
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD

(2019-2022)

Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Director, Community and Stakeholder Strategy, and Equity
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Melissa B. Davis, PhD

Melissa B. Davis, PhD

(2021-2024)

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Luis A. Diaz Jr., MD

Luis A. Diaz Jr., MD

(2020-2023)

Head of Division of Solid Tumor Oncology Greyer Family Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Martin Mendoza, PhD

Martin Mendoza, PhD

(2019-2022)

Director of Health Equity
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH

(2019-2022)

Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Leader, Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Programs
New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD

Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD

(2020-2023)

Professor of Internal Medicine & Associate Director, Center for Health Equity & Community Engagement Research
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Camille C. R. Ragin, PhD

Camille C. R. Ragin, PhD

(2020-2023)

Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control
Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sanya A. Springfield, PhD

Sanya A. Springfield, PhD

(Ex Officio)

Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland